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Rolybius, Rome and the Hellenistic World: Essays and Reflections

by: Walbank, F.W.

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Category: New Books
Code: 27647
ISBN-13: 9780521034944 / 978-0-521-03494-4
ISBN-10: 0521034949 / 0-521-03494-9
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 2006
Publication Place: Cambridge
Binding: Paper
Pages: 353
Book Condition: New
Comments: First Published 2002

This volume contains nineteen of the more important of Frank Walbank's essays on Polybius and is prefaced by a critical discussion of the main aspects of work done on that author. Several of these essays deal with specific historical problems for which Polybius is a major source. Five deal with Polybius as an historian and three with his attitude towards Rome; one of these raises the question of 'treason' in relation to Polybius and Josephus. Finally, two papers discuss Polybius' later fortunes - in England up to the time of John Dryden and in twentieth-century Italy in the work of Gaetano de Sanctis. Several of these essays originally appeared in journals and collections not always easily accessible, and all students of the ancient Mediterranean world will welcome their assembly within a single volume.

Presents nineteen essays by the most important scholar ever to have worked on Polybius and Hellenistic history
Assembles in one volume important essays most of which were hitherto difficult to access
Contains a comprehensive critical account of recent work on Polybius

Table of Contents
Preface
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
1. Polybian studies, c. 1975–2000
Part I. Historical and Geographical Papers:
2. The geography of Polybius
3. Egypt in Polybius
4. The surrender of the Egyptian rebels in the Nile delta (Polybius xxii.17.1–7)
5. Two Hellenistic processions: a matter of self-definition
6. Polybius and Macedonia
7. Sea-power and the Antigonids
8. HÊ TÔN HOLÔN ELPIS and the Antigonids
9. Hellenes and Achaeans: 'Greek nationality' revisited
10. The Achaean assemblies
Part II. Polybius as a Historian:
11. Timaeus' views on the past
12. Polybius and the past
13. The idea of decline in Polybius
14. Polybius' perception of the one and the many
15. Profit or amusement: some thoughts on the motives of Hellenistic historians
Part III. Polybius on Rome:
16. Supernatural paraphernalia in Polybius' Histories
17. 'Treason' and Roman domination: two case-studies, Polybius and Josephus
18. A Greek looks at Rome: Polybius VI revisited
Part IV. Transmission of Polybius:
19. Polybius, Mr Dryden and the Glorious Revolution
20. Polybius through the eyes of Gaetano de Sanctis
Bibliography
Indexes.

 
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Rolybius, Rome and the Hellenistic World: Essays and Reflections

by: Walbank, F.W.

  • ISBN-13: 9780521034944 / 978-0-521-03494-4
  • ISBN-03: 0521034949 / 0-521-03494-9
  • Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2006

Price: 48,24 EURO

1 copy in stock